Saturday, April 30, 2016

Patrick Chappatte wins the 2015 Thomas Nast Award

From ArcInfo.

Patrick Chappatte, Le Temps and NZZ am Sonntag cartoonist, received for the second time the prestigious Thomas Nast Award, the equivalent of the Pulitzer for foreign cartoonists.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hadi Heidari released from prison

From United Sketches and Cartoonists Rights Network.

Iranian cartoonist Hadi Heidari has been released from Tehran’s Erin Prison. He had been arrested by government agents on November 16, 2015, at the offices at the reformist newspaper, Shahrvand.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Erdogan depicted as an ape in Dutch newspaper

From The Washington Post.

After a Dutch journalist was arrested in Turkey this weekend for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the most-read newspaper in the Netherlands on Monday published a front-page editorial cartoon that shows Erdogan as an ape, apparently crushing Europe's free speech.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2016

From the TCAF website.

Poster by Kate Beaton

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival will take place May 14th and 15th in Toronto with over 400 cartoonists scheduled to attend from more than a dozen countries.
Celebrating the very best in comics, graphic novels, bandes dessinées, and manga, TCAF offers a week of readings, launches, and art events culminating in a massive, free two-day exhibition at Toronto Reference Library.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Iranian Cartoonist Atena Farghadani should be out of prison in May

From Cartoonists Rights Network International.

Cartoon by Fadi Abou Hassan, courtesy of FadiToOn

Artist/Activist Atena Farghadani has had her 12-year, nine-month prison sentence reduced, CRNI Deputy-Director Nik Kowsar has learned.
Appeals Court No. 54 of the Province of Tehran has reduced the artist’s sentence to 18 months — which, by her lawyer’s calculation, means Atena Farghadani should be out of prison sometime in May.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Anita Kunz, Canadian Icon

Anita Kunz’ work is as entrenched in our popular culture as the sources for many of her images – whether you’ve opened a copy of The New Yorker or Rolling Stone in the past twenty years, sent a letter with a specialty stamp, or stepped into any number of well-known galleries across the U.S. and Canada, you’ve probably come across Anita’s work. And likely, you’ve been touched with emotion, provoked with complex thoughts about a social issue or simply, laughed out loud at her sly use of humour.